Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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04/03/14 - Week 3 Pro Days takeaways: Michael Sam shows improvement...2. The vast majority of the attention placed upon the 2014 class of quarterbacks has focused upon underclassmen Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Manziel but San Jose State's David Fales and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas turned enough heads during their respective senior Pro Days to solidify their own stock as two of the more intriguing second-tier passers. The two couldn't be more opposite. Fales, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, relies on anticipation and accuracy to beat opponents and showed as much in hitting on virtually all of his 52 scripted passes during his workout March 19. Thomas, on the other hand, is the physical prototype at 6-foot-6, 248 pounds, whose combination of athleticism and arm strength has earned comparisons to Cam Newton. His workout drew the likes of San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Philadelphia's Chip Kelly and he performed well, showing not only the velocity scouts expected but improved fundamentals and accuracy. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Fales, Jones turn heads at San Jose State workout...Fales, who out-played Fresno State's Derek Carr in a highly anticipated showdown November 29 that ended the Bulldogs' then-undefeated season, ranks as one of the more intriguing second-tier quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class. He struggled early with illness at the Senior Bowl but improved each day in Mobile and was at his best during the all-important Wednesday practice. His reputation as a gamer only improved this Wednesday, as well, as he showed impressive accuracy throughout the throwing session. While Fales' ball placement is worth noting, the reason he's viewed as a second-tier prospect rather than a potential first round candidate is that he lacks ideal arm strength. Fales relies on anticipation and accuracy to be effective -- traits which could lead to success in a traditional West Coast Offense-based scheme but may not cut it in other, more aggressive vertical passing attacks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Fales, Jones turn heads at San Jose State workout...Central Florida's Blake Bortles may have been the star of Wednesday's most anticipated Pro Day workout but another quarterback on the opposite side of the country also enjoyed a strong performance. In terms of pure statistics, in fact, the workout was even more impressive. One high-ranking NFL official on hand for San Jose State's workout characterized senior quarterback David Fales' scripted 52-play throwing session as "pretty damn good." Fales reportedly only missed on one pass the entire day -- a deep post that sailed just a bit long. The scout also passed along that he timed wideout Chandler Jones at 4.38 seconds in both of his attempts at the 40-yard dash. The underrated duo personified a San Jose State program that didn't generate a lot of national attention in 2013 but clearly is valued by NFL scouts, as evidenced by the fact that 35 scouts representing 25 NFL teams attended the Pro Day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/27/14 - Following a strong performance at the 2014 Senior Bowl All-Star Game in Mobile, Ala., San Jose State University quarterback David Fales will be one of three signal callers competing in the 16th Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. Produced by Intersport, Fales is entered in the Quarterback Accuracy competition with Clemson's Taj Boyd and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech. All three quarterbacks were at the Senior Bowl. Fales completed 6-of-7 passes with an interception for 104 yards and a touchdown for the winning South team. Boyd was 7-of-16 with an interception for 31 yards and Thomas was 4-of-5 for 17 yards for the North team that scored its only touchdown on a 1-yard fourth quarter run. - Fresno State football
01/22/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...While Fresno State's Derek Carr and Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo starred the first two days in Mobile, San Jose State's David Fales enjoyed his strongest performance of the week. Carr and Garoppolo seemed to play it safe Wednesday, frequently taking check-downs and rarely risking dangerous throws. Garoppolo, for example, elected to throw an intermediate sideline route out of bounds rather than attack deep down the middle to an open receiver on a surprise flea-flicker midway through practice. Adding to his reputation as a "gamer," Fales kept his eyes downfield, rifling a few well-thrown intermediate and deep passes, including one particularly well-thrown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore after escaping the rush and rolling to his right. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's South practice...8. San Jose State quarterback David Fales is more of a gamer than a practice-guy but his lack of ideal arm-strength, unfortunately, stood out in comparison to Carr and, to a lesser-extent, Garoppolo. Fales telegraphed some throws (including a short pass over the middle that was intercepted by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow) and his passes to the perimeter had too much air under them. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/18/13 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB David Fales, Sr., San Jose State,...For the second season in a row, Fales was a second-team all-conference choice. He is the first San Jose State quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season and did it in each of his two years as a Spartan. Fales completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 4,189 yards and 33 TDs and scored two more touchdowns on the ground. He shares or holds 28 San Jose State school records. - San Jose State football
12/03/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: QB David Fales, San Jose State...In a game that saw over 1,000 yards of total offense (in the first half), Fales and Fresno State's Derek Carr put on a show through the air. And although Carr will be the higher sought after NFL prospect, Fales showed why there's a place for him at the next level as well, out-dueling the Fresno state quarterback and picking up the victory for the Spartans. He finished 37-for-45 (82.2%) for 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions, adding 33 yards rushing and a score on the ground.
Fales showed excellent timing and anticipation and even showed off some mobility to make throws on the move, displaying supreme confidence and resolve. He throws more rainbows than ropes and is more of a finesse passer, but he was successful due to his natural instincts at the position. Fales won't be on every draft board due to his pedestrian arm strength, but his passing vision, touch and overall feel for the position is above average, making him a great fit for a west coast offense that emphasizes multiple reads. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/03/13 - WEEK 14 NCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with David Carr and San Jose State spoiled the No. 16 Fresno State's perfect season with a 62-52 victory. Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans bowl eligible with their first win against a ranked opponent since 2000. Falesí 13-for-13 to start the game was a personal best and the fifth most consecutive completions in a Mountain West game. Falesí six touchdown passes were a personal single-game best. - NCAA.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior QB David Fales of San Jose State...For their contributions in San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, quarterback David Fales and placekicker Austin Lopez were named the Mountain West Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Fales becomes a three-time recipient in 2013 after throwing for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football